2020 Rangeland Summit

9:00 Registration and Morning Coffee


9:30 WELCOME! Bre Owens, CRCC Chair and Theresa Becchetti, UCCE, Moderator

9:40 Communicating global rangeland status, a foundation for understanding the role of livestock on rangeland and on the table
Frank Mitloehner, Ph.D. UC Cooperative Extension

10:10 Status and Trend of California rangelands
Keali'i Bright, Assistant Director, California Department of Conservation

10:30 What is sustainability for US / CA working rangelands?
Sasha Gennet, The Nature Conservancy and U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef

10:50 Break

11:00 Environmental Stewardship - Ranchers Address Wildfire Issues:

11:50 Recognizing outstanding rangeland stewards: Cal-Pac SRM award presentation

12:00 Lunch. San Joaquin Stanislaus CattleWomen

12:50 Economics for Healthy Ranches and Healthy Ranchers - Business in the 21st century

1:30 Photo Contest results, Point Blue Conservation Science, Sponsor

1:40 Social Responsibility and Healthy Rural Communities – Ranching is a foundation of the rural community

  • Sierra Valley Ag & Art Trail 
    Carolyn Roberti, Roberti Ranch
  • Community collaboration 
    Heather Hadwick, Modoc County Office of Emergency Services & Tex Dowdy, Modoc County Sheriff

2:20 Putting it all Together – Sustainable grazing lease systems
Lynn Huntsinger, Ph.D., UC Berkeley
Denise Defreese, retired East Bay Regional Park
Carissa Koopman-Rivers, Rivers Red Angus

2:50 Wrap up - What have we learned, what can we do today? Next week?

3:30 Adjourn. Thank you for your participation!